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Re: Fedora 12: Emacs is not for software development

On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 11:19 PM, Braden McDaniel wrote:
> I'm an emacs user who's nearly completely useless in vi.  But, really...
> it just doesn't matter if emacs isn't installed by default.  If you want
> it, you know how to get it.  And let's be frank: emacs is not something
> that a user who is unaware of it might stumble into and suddenly find
> himself blindingly productive. (Nor, for that matter, is vi.)

I agree. My problem is not that emacs is missing in development stack.
My problem is when there is something wrong with the computer and I
have to boot in the rescue mode, I can't rescue anything because emacs
is not there. I wrote on a piece of paper how I would save and exit in
vi, or exit without saving in vi, but that paper is gone now. I wish
vi had some tutorial the way emacs does, so one don't get lost in it.

The other day at work, I had to tweak some stuff in one of our
servers, but I found that another person at work removed emacs from
the machine because "it takes too much space". There I realized that
Emacs has always been the scapegoat.

When did Fedora stop installing emacs by default? Fedora Core 3?


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